Iowa City Mayor signs initiatives supporting Paris Agreement
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 18, 2017,
Jun 18, 2017, 16:00
"I don't think it's a surprise for any of us to be here, when the president of the United States had climate change removed from the White House website", said Mr. Gabbard.
"As the federal government turns its back on the environment, NY and states across the country are picking up the mantle of climate leadership and showing the world it's possible to address climate change while also creating good-paying careers", Cuomo said in a statement.
The City of Iowa City is committed to reducing the effects of climate change.
It is hard to claim President Donald Trump's decision last week to withdraw the United States from the Paris accord on climate change will necessarily have a negative long-term effect on the environment.
In the letter, the Senators applaud President Trump for his executive actions to undo overreaching environmental regulations from the Obama administration, specifically the Clean Power Plan regulations.
Climate change presents one of the most significant threats to water, wildlife, habitat, and the economies that rely on healthy natural resources.
Countries that pledge to be green could move away from fossil fuels to renewable energy, said Gabriel Chan, assistant professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
The U.S. has the potential to be a world leader on climate action by embracing renewable energy, pursuing climate adaptation, and ensuring that our wildlife and communities are resilient in the face of this challenge. "This is our chance to show the world that Canadians are innovative and forward-thinking by prioritizing renewable energy and upholding our global commitments to act on climate change for the sake of people now and into the future".
The vast majority of Americans - seventy percent of us - want to stay is this agreement endorsed by virtually the whole world.
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF's Global Climate & Energy Practice Leader, said: "Fortunately, the Paris Agreement is bigger than any one nation or any one government. We know that per unit of power new solar and wind power stations now offer electricity at cheaper rates than new coal power stations - no decision made in another capital should undermine our commitment to our nation's future wellbeing".
"President Trump is keeping his word and getting America out of a bad deal", said Barrasso.
"The Paris Agreement, which will be fully operational by 2020, is premised on contributions determined by countries themselves towards collectively agreed global goals", reads Cabinet's statement.